City of Birmingham Mayor Pro Tem
Therese Quattrociocchi-Longe was elected as a member of the City Commission for Birmingham, Michigan in 2019 and is honored to serve as Mayor Pro Tem. Therese brought extensive city government experience to this role, having served for five terms on the City of Birmingham, Parks & Recreation Board (2004-2019, appointed chair nine times) and on numerous ad hoc subcommittees. As a Commissioner, Therese recently worked to champion the passage of a Parks and Recreation Bond, which won approval of 70% of Birmingham voters.
Therese serves as the Director, Foundation & Corporate Relations and Senior Program Officer, Children’s Foundation of Michigan and was named as a Crain's Detroit Business Notable Women in Nonprofits 2018. At the Foundation, she works to raise over $1.5M annually in extramural grant funds to support medical research, medical education, and community benefit programs and helps to manage approximately $6 million in annual grant-making to improve the health of children and families through our region and state.
She is a lifelong Detroit-area resident and earned a B.S. and an M.S. in Biology/Biochemistry from Oakland University and began her career as a Senior Research Associate at the Beaumont Hospital Research Institute. Therese also worked at the Beaumont Foundation where she became the Director of Grant Development and worked to implement a program to support physician investigators with the development and submission of competitive research proposals to federal, state, and foundation funders.
Profession: Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, Children's Foundation
Current Elected Position: City of Birmingham City Commissioner 2019, Mayor Pro-Tem 2020 & 2021
Former Appointed Position(s): City of Birmingham, Parks and Recreation Board - Appointed five terms 2004-2019; appointed chair nine times.
Award(s) / Recognition(s): Named a Crain's Detroit Business Notable Women in Nonprofits 2018